Deadline EXTENDED: May 27, 2013
The Social Sciences are undergoing deep changes in terms of research style, data availability, underlying knowledge, and methods. Today, the availability of social ''big data'' cannot be overlooked by social scientists. Big data utilization and management will be an integral part of the future of Computational Social Science. The 2013 edition of the Lipari Summer School on Computational Social Science will bring together world-class experts in the fields of quantitative social science and big data analysis to provide a lecture and workshop series to an interdisciplinary international audience. The goal of the 2013 edition is to expose social science researchers to tools and methods for analyzing big datasets of socially relevant information.
List of speakers
Beyond the Bag-Of-Words Paradigm [abstract]
University of Pisa, Italy
Massive media event data analysis to assess world-wide political conflict and instability [abstract]
University of Florida, USA
Kalev H. Leetaru
Using “Big Data” To Understand the World Around Us: Towards Realtime Modeling, Monitoring, and Forecasting Global Society [abstract]
University of Illinois, USA
Algorithms and approaches to understanding large-scale social data [abstract]
Google Research, USA
Using social media data for social science research [abstract]
University of Catania - Department of Humanistic Science, Italy
Damiano Carra, University of Verona, Italy
Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
Calogero Zarba, Neodata Group, Italy
Non relational data management for big data management [abstract]
Tools and techniques for data mining [abstract]
University of Catania - Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Italy
Participants will be arranged in a comfortable hotel at very special rates. The
conference room is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special
areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of
Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria
by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).
Two kinds of participants are welcome. Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon courseworks and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. According to our university rules passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program. Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.
Registration fee is 470 Euros. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social event. Late registration is 570 Euros.
Deadline for application is May 27, 2013 (admission notification will start on April 1st according to registration time). Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae and specify two professors whom letters of recommendation will be asked to, if deemed necessary. Applicants will be notified about admission by May 8, 2013.
The official language is English.
- Prof. Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, George Mason University, USA
- Prof. Alfredo Ferro, University of Catania, Italy
- Prof. Giovanni Giuffrida,University of Catania, Italy
- Prof. Carlo Pennisi, University of Catania, Italy
- Prof. Alberto Trobia, University of Palermo, Italy
- Prof. Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
- Prof. Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
People interested in receiving further information about the school can contact:
Lipari School Organization
Prof. Alfredo Ferro -- Lipari School secretary
Universita' degli Studi di Catania - Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Citta' Universitaria - Viale A.Doria, 6 - 95125 Catania - ITALY
Tel: +39 095 7383071
Fax: +39 095 7337032 / +39 095 330094